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May 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
are mourning the loss of chuck brown. he passed away yesterday at the age of 75 after a short bout with pneumonia. charl charles music career. the north carolina native got his start in the '60s playing his guitar for a d.c.-based latin band. by the early '70s charles got into his own. the godfather go-go is what the world came to call brown. it became synonymous with d.c. >> they heard funk before, it's just another form of funchy music with a lot of percussion and sound. >> let me hear you say oh it's got that latin and that african feel to it. >> just one more time. >> in and out of trouble with the law in his youth, brown taught himself to play guitar in prison. he and his go-go beat became world known landing his first billboard numb were one heat with "bustin' loose." he was nominated in 2010 at the age of 74. >> if i hit that stage, i right in a rage and forget about my age. >> chuck brown never turned his back on his home. he stayed a staple of d.c. events that became important with his community. he spent his time with students around the district never forgetting how a yo
May 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
convicted of killing a maryland state police trooper will learn his fate. he shot wesley brown back in 2010. brown was working part-time security at the applebee's. he removed him for being loud and disruptive. he returned later with a gun killing brown outside the res strauchblt prosecutors will ask for a live sentence without control. >>> this morning police are looking for three men who robbed and abducted man in fairfax county on his way to work. police say they forced the father into his car at gunpoint in the 6100 block of cumberland avenue in springfield early wednesday morning. police say they drove the victim to two banks and forced him to take out money. they then forced him into the trunk of his car and cut his face. he is expected to be okay. >>> virginia state police say there are no signs of foul play in the death of man whose body was found at a rest area. his body was found inside the car of a virginia welcome center. the car had out-of-state plates. his name has not been released. the state police shut down the rest area for a few hours to investigate. it's now reopened. >>
May 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
including demarco brown. the 28-year-old has a scar on his left hand and tattoo on his left arm. d.c. police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest. >>> this morning police in stafford county, virginia, investigating a bizarre home invasion. investigators tell us two masked men broke into a home in the widewater village neighborhood yesterday morning. they demanded a man, woman, and 10-month-old baby strip naked. the man forced the family to take them around the house to collect valuables like cash, krurt computers and jewelry. before leaving, the they tied the family in the garage. they freed themselves and called 911. neighbors can't believe this happened in their community. >> i don't understand how it could happen. seems like it's a crime that's a bit more than petty. and frankly, i'm a little alarmed. very alarmed. very alarmed. >> no one of hurt. so far, no arrests have been made. >>> this morning the jury in the john edwards trial will begin deliberating his fate for a third day. the former presidential candidate is accused of using nearly a million dol
May 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
a part-time job. officials will join family and friend of the late trooper wesley brown to dedicate a highway signs in his honor. the maryland state highway administration will put up a sign with brown's name along i-495 near the forestville barracks. the 24-year-old was shot and killed working security at the appleby's in forestville in 2010. cyril williams is serving a life sentence without parole for brown's death. >>> subpoenas went out for morgan stanley following facebook's disappointing performance on wall street. the bank is accused of sharing insider information. morgan stanley allegedly told investors the social network's business wasn't as strong as expected. investors also suing nasdaq claiming orders for shares were mishandled, causing investors to lose millions of dollars. facebook lost nearly $10 billion of its market value since going public. >>> mitt romney is now within striking distance of securing the republican nomination for president in decision 2012. romney swept the primaries in kentucky and arkansas last night with 67 and 68% of the vote respectively. accor
May 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
:34. police in mt. pleasant are calling a 76-year-old man's death suspicious. benjamin brown was found dead inside his seat pleasant drive home last friday. his car, a blue chevy caprice, is missing. the home is secured with window bars and an alarm system. neighbors fear brown was taken advantage of by someone he let into his home. >> he didn't ever bother anybody. that man sat on his porch, drank his coffee, water, whatever he had to do. he didn't ever bother anybody. >> police say an autopsy is being done to determine exactly how brown died. >>> police say a child was inside the car used to kill a young fairfax county woman during a road rage incident. gloria mcmillan is accused of hitting and killing shelinda arrington last friday. the child was not hurt. mcmillan is charged with felony hit and run. records show she's also been cited for reckless driving, speeding, and driving on a suspended or revoked license in the past. >>> police need your help finding a man pretending to be a police officer in montgomery county. investigators released this sketch of the suspect. he's described as a
May 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
will line up to pay their last respects to music legend chuck brown. >> the man known as the godfather of go-go music died may 16 of pneumonia at the age of 75. a public viewing for brown begins at 11:00 this morning at the howard theater. doors will stay open until 10:00 tonight. brown's funeral is thursday at noon at the washington convention center. >>> if you plan to attend either service, organizers urge you to use public transportation right after the morning rush. d.c. police will close t street near the howard theater from 7th street to florida avenue. you'll find roadblocks on 7th and 8th between florida and s. the roads will be closed until midnight. then thursday, for the funeral, l street will be closed near the washington convention center between th and 9th streets. parking is also limited at both locations. >>> 4:31. time for a first look at the forecast. as soon as i stepped outside the door, i could feel the humidity. it's still may, tomb. >> yeah. cooled a little bit, yeah, was feeling more like the 4th of july than memorial day. yesterday got to around 90 degrees. to
May 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
legend chuck brown. hundreds of fans were waiting to go to the howard theatre for a public viewing when heavy rain and lightning moved in. police closed the doors and warned the crowd it was too dangerous to stand outside. the abrupt move frustrated some people in the crowd. >> as soon as we got here, they closed the gate. the line was around the corner. and they say, due to safety, they had to stop it because it was lightning. and if somebody was holding on to the rails and the lightning hit, so they cut it off. >> the public is invited to chuck brown's public amendments. a -- public memorial service. a service begins at noon tomorrow at the washington convention center. ♪ >>> 4:31. we turn to tom kierein. we heard the thunder, saw the lightning yesterday evening. but it broke the heat, boy. it feels nice this morning. >> it was needed rain, but the sky opened up and unloaded last night. yeah, we had torrential downpours with a lot of lightning and fortunately not a lot of damage as far as wind was concerned. now this morning, looking at the radar, this is what's been happening the l
May 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
to extends bar hours in the district. yesterday, council chairman kwame brown and ward one council member jim graham said the city does not need to make alcohol more available. graham is chairman of the committee that oversees alcohol sales. he said extended hours would only add to neighborhood noise and other problems. mayor gray proposed changes to raise more city revenue. the council will vote on the proposal in the coming weeks. >>> this morning some people in virginia are upset that virginia wildlife officials euthanized this four-pound bear cub. the baby bear was found along the side of the road in southwest virginia. the bear was healthy and didn't even have a scratch on it. wildlife officials say they put the cub down because it couldn't find anyone to rehabilitate the bear back into the wild. a tennessee organization says it was never contacted and has plenty of room. virginia authorities say they did not feel comfortable giving the bear to the group because of a change in leadership. >>> so when you think of drones, you probably associate them with the military. the unmanned aircraf
May 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
to generate revenue. chairman kwame brown and ward one council member jim graham say the city does not need to make alcohol more available. graham said extending hours would only add to neighborhood noise and other problems. >>> a better than expected manufacturing report expected helped push the dow to the highest close in more than of course year ending up to 13,279. the news is having a positive effect. right now u.s. future are up. overseas, asian stock markets are up, and european futures are up, as well. >>> the caps looking to use home ice to their advantage and take a lead in their series against the rangers. after splitting the first two games in new york, the caps will be back at the verizon center tonight. game two was a big boosted for the caps who got a game-winning goal from alex ovechkin and a standout performance from rookie goalie braden holtby. you can catch the game on the nbc sports network, puck drops at 7:30. >> a lot's been made about how much playing time ovechkin's getting but as long as we're scoring goals, go, caps. >> it works. >>> 4:37. 66 degrees. ahead, concer
May 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
opportunity to say good-bye to chuck brown. >> the godfather of go-go passed away last week at age 75. he'd been stuffering from pneumonia. thousands of pance will attend a public viewing and memorial next tuesday at the howard theater from 11:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. -- 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. >>> just about 4:38. you mentioned it. the metro closures will go through memorial day so they'll be open for tuesday rush. there you if with that. >> okay. >>> ahead on "news4 today," keeping things under raps. the evidence prosecutors want kept private in the zimmerman trial. >>> bracing for hurricane bud as the storm moves toward the coast. >>> and a nice start to the morning. everyone's hair breaks. ♪ oh oh oh oh you see it in the brush... ♪ oh oh oh oh ooh oh ...and then there's the pillow. ♪ i dare you to dare me so they dared me to try this pantene. [ female announcer ] pantene anti-breakage the keratin protection system makes hair stronger reducing breakage up to 97%. ♪ think only salon brands can do that? i dare to compare... will you? [ female announcer ] anti-breakage from pa
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